The Best Places To Hike In The U.S.

Glacier National Park

Over 700 miles of trails through northern Montana's wilderness, including accessible trails and challenging routes like Grinnell Glacier and Granite Park Chalet. Look out for bears and other wildlife.

Zion National Park 

Features towering sandstone cliffs in Utah with trails in Zion Canyon, Kolob Canyons, and Kolob Terrace Wilderness, including the Narrows and Angels Landing.

Grand Teton National Park

Offers over 200 miles of trails in Wyoming's Jackson Hole valley with views of the Teton Range, wildlife sightings, and best hiking conditions from May to October.

Mammoth Lakes

A California town known for its ski season and over 300 miles of trails, including Crystal Lake Trail and access to the Pacific Crest Trail, near some of California's best hot springs.

Yosemite National Park 

Nearly 750,000 acres with 800 miles of trails in California, featuring popular trails like Half Dome and quieter routes like Four Mile Trail, offering stunning vistas and diverse landscapes.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Located 70 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, with over 350 miles of trails, offering hikes for all skill levels and opportunities to see moose, elk, and bighorn sheep.

Grand Canyon National Park

Offers trails with varying difficulty and panoramic views along the South and North Rims in Arizona, including Bright Angel Trail and North Kaibab Trail.

Pisgah National Forest

A vast forest in western North Carolina with trails offering views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, gorges, waterfalls, and proximity to Asheville's amenities.